The Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing 12 Years a Slave, director Steve McQueen’s drama about a free African American New Yorker kidnapped and sold into slavery, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender, and with a cast including Heights resident Paul Giamatti. The Cinema is also showing Robert Redford’s All Is Lost, in which he […]
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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby
Amateur Boxing Tonight at Gleason’s
If you’re like me and you love both boxing and Halloween, come by Gleason’s Gym tonight for Amateur Boxing with costumes. No word on whether the fighters will be dressed up, but there will be prizes for best costume. (Perhaps this is what makes you a prizefighter?) I’ll be there and so will Mike Tyson, […]
A Visit to Gleason’s Gym
Gleason’s Gym in Dumbo was one of those places I’d always wanted to visit, but never quite checked off my list. A couple months ago I finally got the opportunity when I covered the De La Hoya press conference, and I was completely hooked. Oscar De La Hoya, Paulie Malignaggi, AND I scored an interview […]
Oscar De La Hoya: Boxing’s Back In Town!
A swarm of media descended on Dumbo yesterday to cover an Oscar De La Hoya-hosted boxing clinic for young superstars at Gleason’s Gym. This gave the middleweight with movie-star looks some photo ops with tomorrow’s bruisers, but the real scoop came with the announcement that Bad Boy Paulie Malignaggi would now be repped by De […]
Fight Night in DUMBO
Tomorrow (8/1) is Fight Night in DUMBO. Pugilists will duke it out under the Manhattan Bridge to benefit the DUMBO Improvement District. The USA Boxing Metro amateur boxing event is sponsored by Gleason’s Gym and halcyon the shop in DUMBO. Tickets are $25 and the event begins at 7pm at the Archway under the Manhattan […]
The Effort to Bring Back White Collar Boxing
The first rule of Gleason’s Gym in DUMBO’s White Collar Boxing should have been “don’t talk about White Collar Boxing.” The amateur competition held there and at other gyms in the city stopped in late 2005 after someone dropped a dime to the NYS Athletic Commission. Now, according to Maxboxing.com, Gleason’s owner Bruce Silverglade is […]
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